Kremlin lashes out after Mail on Sunday report

Kremlin lashes out after Mail on Sunday report

Kremlin lashes out at the Mail on Sunday after report of Russian TV journalists ‘spying’ at UK military bases

  • The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zhakarova made accusation
  • She claimed accused The Mail on Sunday of ‘violating accreditation rules’
  • By publishing story on concerns over Russian journalists at UK military bases

A Kremlin spokeswoman has lashed out at The Mail on Sunday after we reported security concerns over Russian journalists ‘spying’ at UK military bases.

Last Sunday we revealed how a camera crew from Russia’s main state broadcaster had been seen secretly filming at Britain’s cyber warfare HQ.

British troops were issued with pictures of TV correspondent Timur Siraziev and his car after he was caught on CCTV cameras outside Denison Barracks in Berkshire, home to the modern-warfare specialist 77th Brigade.

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zhakarova (pictured) has accused The Mail on Sunday of ‘violating accreditation rules’ by publishing the story


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Siraziev’s report, broadcast on Moscow’s Channel One station, accused 77 Brigade of falsifying evidence of Russian involvement in chemical attacks in Syria. He also told viewers that British claims that President Putin was responsible for the attempted assassination of ex-KGB agent Sergei Skripal in Salisbury were a ‘hoax’.

Now the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zhakarova has accused The Mail on Sunday of ‘violating accreditation rules’ by publishing the story. She said on state TV: ‘We have got all the information regarding who, how many times, how, when and under what circumstances and even with what aims they have violated our accreditation rules. If this carries on like this we will respond in kind.’

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